Joe Diffie’s Son, Parker, Honors His Father with Mark Wills at the Opry

Grand Ole Opry

90s country legend Joe Diffie passed away on March 29, 2020, from complications of Coronavirus. He left an immeasurable mark on the country music industry and is remembered for his talent as a singer, songwriter, and entertainer. Last week, the legacy of Joe Diffie was celebrated in various ways on the fourth anniversary of his death.

Joe’s son, Parker Diffie, and country artist Mark Wills honor him at the Opry

Audience members at the revered Grand Ole Opry this past Friday (March 29) were treated to a special tribute to Joe Diffie. Mark Wills, who was one of the featured performers for the evening, played Joe Diffie’s guitar, which he said had not been played since the musician’s death.

Additionally, he surprised the crowd by welcoming Joe Diffie’s son, Parker, to the stage for a cover of “So Help Me Girl.” Mark wrote:

“Performing at the Grand Ole Opry is ALWAYS special, but singing one of my favorite Joe Diffie songs with Parker (Joe’s son) while playing Joe’s guitar was truly spectacular.”

Watch a clip below! 

Mark Wills and Parker Diffie sing “Pickup Man”

Of course, no Joe Diffie tribute is complete without celebrating his most famous and most loved songs. Mark Wills and Parker Diffie gave a high-energy performance of Joe’s smash hit “Pickup Man.” Watch it below! 

Joe Diffie tribute album “DIFFTAPE” released on the anniversary of his death

On the same day, country rocker HARDY dropped his latest project HIXTAPE: Vol. 3: DIFFTAPE.” The album is a compilation of classic Joe Diffie songs, sung by some of the best in country music including Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Clint Black, and more.

Vocals from Joe Diffie’s original recordings are featured on each track, memorializing his talent in a special way. Listen to the full recording of “So Help Me Girl” by Joe Diffie, Mark Wills, Parker Diffie, and Nate Smith below!